- Published on 20 November 2013
Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
Congress has charged that Chief Minister Narendra Modi has favoured the victim lady in the infamous snooping case to buy peace.
Former leader of opposition Shaktisinh Gohil today said that a company with which the woman is associated has been awarded contracts of crores of rupees for a grid project without tender.
He demanded that Gujarat government should declare all the projects it has doled out to the woman and her family because besides recommending her to top industrial houses of Gujarat. He charged that multi crore Gujarat government projects have been dished out to the family. He also demanded that the State Government come out with a detailed list of all projects given to the woman and her family.
Gohil said that the Gandhinagar Grid Project, touted as the biggest project in India in Solar Energy sector was doled out to the girl's brother even when there were other companies queuing up to get the project? Incidentally, that was the first project that the company bagged in its short existence. Solar energy is an issue close to Modi's heart, he has said in the past. The woman’s brother is on record saying "after setting up the company, we kept on looking for projects but Gujarat government was the first one who gave us work". What was the Company rewarded for? At the woman’s insistence, an international solar energy meet was also convened in Gandhingar by the Chief Minister to facilitate business contacts. Why were special favours doled out to the woman and her Family?, he asked.
He further charged that snooping and surveillance was following Modi's fear. Not long before the surveillance, Modi and the woman were on great terms but something went dangerously wrong and Modi was scared that the girl may expose something. Before a compromise was struck, surveillance was ordered on her. Tomorrow the woman who has now gone missing may also surface and say she also had agreed to this surveillance but according to Indian constitution, even consent cannot be considered for illegal surveillance. Why was no procedure followed and legalities adhered to when top agencies like anti terrorist squad, crime branch and IB were used, he added.
Fundamental principle of Criminal Jurisprudence is that in case of a crime anyone can become complainant and if it comes into the knowledge of government then government must become complainant and register the offence. The other principle of Criminal Jurisprudence is that even if the victim is not willing to lodge complaint against the tormentor action must be initiated against the accused, the Congress leader said.
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